The opportunities for summer fun in Oregon give the traveling angler/family a platefull of many options. Fishing, hiking, swimming, skiiing, horseback riding, boating, wine tasting, and much more await. What ever the reason for visiting Oregon you need to experience some fishing while you are here. To pick the best of the low hanging fruit of opportunities we have a few things for you to consider while you vacation your summer away in Oregon.
Mt. Hood is the centerpeice of Oregon seperating the lush green of western Oregon from the tan dry sage and juniper trees of central and eastern Oregon. The Mt. Hood National Forest is one of the largest public segments of land in Oregon. The Mt. Hood Wilderness area surrounds Mt. Hood and is full of spectacular views and some great hikes. Timberline Lodge on the highest road on Mt Hood is a national treasure and a living history of the United States (multiple trail heads leave from this location). The wood work here is amazing and the specialty coffee and brunches are a fantastic. Ski camps operate here year round with some of the only summer ski programs in the lower 48.
Fishing the Metolius can be a tough endeavor, watch for the hatch to happen and match closely. These fish have PHD’s in anglers. When the fishing here drives you nuts, head to Oregon’s top rated Deschutes River.
The Deschutes River’s best fishing is the lower 100 miles where it is known as a tail-water river. Below two dams the river flows and temperatures are well regulated. This produces excellent hatches and great fishing for trout and steelhead. Steelhead enter the river in July and are available through November. Trout fishing is best from May through October.
Water Time Outfitters offers fishing trips on Oregon’s finest waters including the Deschutes River. We’ve been guiding for over 20 years and can help you plan your fishing adventure. Most of our fishing options are with-in a two hour drive of popular destinations in Oregon. We fish the Deschutes River, White River, the Clackamas River, Oregon Coastal Rivers and more! Let us help you find the fishing adventure you seek. www.watertimeoutfitters.com